A year on ..

It’s been just over a year since my life changed forever. This time last year, I was fresh out of rehab. I look back sometimes and I can’t believe how far I have come in just one year ! I was always positive when was in hospital and knew that I would get better. My Health & Fitness was a big part in my recovery and it’s why I am here today.
 I’m so happy and grateful for how far I have come and I have worked so hard to be where I am in my recovery. I have no physical permanent damage at all 🙂
I was pretty fit before the stroke and I think that helped me a lot in my recovery. My doctor told me back in July (one week short of the year mark) that I could gradually go back to the gym. I never thought I would come so far in just 4 short months. I feel like I am so much stronger than I was before the stroke. I have an amazing trainer and everyone at the gym I go to is so supportive of one another, which is why I chose to go to this particular gym ! Training has been so good for me, I’ve gained a lot of my strength back and definitely a lot more confidence. I’m grateful for the people who have been there for me all this time and even new people I have met who have my back.
My doctors (and nurses) are so happy with my progress which makes me happy and tells me that I am doing things right.
Looking back though, my life has truly changed I no longer have time for people that were never there for me when I needed them and I’m very picky about who I let into my life now. Now more than ever, I believe that the past should stay in the past. That the chapter of your life is closed and you should focus on your present and your future.

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